Friday, October 23, 2020
More

    Latest Posts

    ICHRP on the adoption of UNHRC Resolution: PH gov’t peddled lies to the UN body

    The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) once again expressed their...

    Duterte now a known dictator with EU Parliament vote

    President Rodrigo Duterte has become a globally infamous dictator with the European Union (EU) Parliament passing a resolution on the country’s human...

    ICHRP mourns state murder of Filipina human rights worker

    Slain paralegal Zara Alvarez helped bring cases of Negros killings to UNHRC “We mourn the killing of human rights...

    Global rights group condemns state murder of Filipino peace consultant

    Assassination of land reform activist Randall Echanis designed to destroy peace dialogue The International Coalition for Human Rights in...

    AFP charged for killing of Bayan Muna member

    Press Release, May 23, 2011

    Reference: Vince Casilihan, KARAPATAN-Bikol, Marilyn Estrellado,wife of Rodel Estrellado,

    The fight for justice continues as cases of murder were filed againts Major Danilo Ambe and eight (8) others at the Camarines Sur Provincial Prosecutors Office on Thursday May 19, 2011 by CIDG, Rodel Estrellado’s family and Karapatan-Bikol.

    “Though thankful to PNP in its effort and cooperation, we find it necessary for them to prosecute high ranking officials of AFP whom we believe are behind the killing of Rodel Estrellado. We fear that Estrellado case is just a tip of an iceberg of AFP’s human rights violations  against the people whom they swear to protect.” – said Casilihan.

    “The culture of impunity on the military institution has proven to be their shield while it is a threat to people’s rights and welfare. Worst, this culture of impunity have cost the lives of many Bikolano human activist and rights defenders like Isaias Santa Rosa, Joel Baclao, Cris Hugo, Rambo Guran and Ompong Alvarado.” – added Casilihan.

    It seems that AFP’s concept of human rights is to silence those who are opposing the unjust and anti-people policies and programs of the government. Using Oplan Bantay Laya under Macapagal-Arroyo administration and now Oplan Bayanihan of Noynoy Aquino administration, they filed fabricated charges as what they did to Bicol 8 and Daet 4. Oplan Bantay Laya and Oplan Bayanihan are government way of justifying its atrocities and terrorism over its people.

    Various human rights violations against the civilian especially to human rights defenders and supportes has been a long standing issue in the Bicol Region. Some of the victims and survivors have decided to stop seeking for truth and justice due to fear and continuing threat for their lives. Karapatan-Bikol salute and admire the courage and firmess of Rodel Estrellao family in pursuing the case. One way or another the family serves as an inspiration to all the victims out there, bringing strong message for them to come out and bravely seek justice for their families and friends.

    “It is high time for the AFP in the entire Philippines to know that civilian authority is at all time supreme over the military. It is high time that we bring them into court. This human rights violations againts us must stop. We hope that P-Noy administration hear our calls and walk his talk of matuwid na daan (“straight path”).”-ended Marilyn Estrellado.#

    KARAPATAN BIKOL
    #664 G/f Encarnacion Bldg., Rizal St. , Brgy 17, Legazpi City
    (+6352) 480-5227, karapatanbk07@yahoo.com

    Latest Posts

    ICHRP on the adoption of UNHRC Resolution: PH gov’t peddled lies to the UN body

    The International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP) once again expressed their...

    Duterte now a known dictator with EU Parliament vote

    President Rodrigo Duterte has become a globally infamous dictator with the European Union (EU) Parliament passing a resolution on the country’s human...

    ICHRP mourns state murder of Filipina human rights worker

    Slain paralegal Zara Alvarez helped bring cases of Negros killings to UNHRC “We mourn the killing of human rights...

    Global rights group condemns state murder of Filipino peace consultant

    Assassination of land reform activist Randall Echanis designed to destroy peace dialogue The International Coalition for Human Rights in...

    Don't Miss

    HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS PERPETUATED BY PHILIPPINE GOVERNMENT

    Statement of the High-Level Delegation of church, union, political, and foundation leaders on extreme human rights violations occurring in the Philippines 1. High Level Delegation  From...

    PCPR-HK Statement on Red-tagging

    TERRORIST TAGGING ONLY STRENGTHENS NCCP’s FAITH IMPERATIVES TO SERVE THE POOR, THE DEPRIVED AND OPPRESSED  The Promotion of Church Peoples’ Response-Hong Kong Chapter (PCPR-HK) vehemently...

    Urgently withdraw “red-tagging” of National Council of Churches of the Philippines, restore the peace talks

    November 7, 2019 Ret Maj Gen Delfin Lorenzana, Secretary, Dept of National Defence DND Building, Segundo Ave. Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo Quezon City, Philippines 1110; Email: publicaffairs.dnd@gmail.com Urgently withdraw “red-tagging” of National...

    Asia Pacific Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines Condemns Mass Arrest of Activists in Negros and Metro Manila

    4 November 2019 Asia Pacific Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines Condemns Mass Arrest of Activists in Negros and Metro Manila The Asia Pacific Coalition...

    Condemn mass arrest of 57 unionists and social activists in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental

    November 5, 2019 Hon Michelle Bachelet United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) Palais des Nations CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland E-mail: registry@ohchr.org Condemn mass arrest of 57 unionists and social...

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.